I am Saija Alexandra Kangasniemi, an artist from Finland, working and living in Paris, France. In my multidisciplinary practice I work through the mediums of performance art and visual art. In my movement-based practice, I am fascinated to explore the notion of consciousness. I am interested in participatory and collective working methods, often working by creating bodily practices and organizing workshops. Through this participatory format, I hope to open new relations with the environment and between the surrounding beings. My visual practices, usually connected to my performative work, are a mix of sculptures, moving image, textiles and costumes.
I have a Master of Arts degree from the Visual Cultures, Contemporary Art and Curating - program in Aalto University in Finland. i have also studied performance, dance, and choreography at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and fashion design at the Lahti Institute of Design in Finland.